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FTC reaches $191 million settlement with University of Phoenix in deceptive-advertising probe

The for-profit behemoth will cancel millions of dollars in debt owed by students and pay restitution to resolve allegations of deceptive advertising, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday.

Man accused of ditching boy because he thought he was gay

A Florida man is accused of child neglect after leaving a child alone at night outside a police station because he thought the boy might be gay, police said.

US charges: Mexico ex-security chief took bribes from cartel

Mexico’s former top security chief has been indicted in New York City on charges he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes from kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s notorious Sinaloa cartel to let it operate with impunity in Mexico.

Houston police chief rips McConnell, Republican leaders for fearing NRA after sergeant is killed

Houston police chief rips McConnell, Republican leaders for fearing NRA after sergeant is killed

Merriam-Webster declares ‘they’ its 2019 word of the year

A common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word, “they,” has an accolade all its own. The search traffic for the personal pronoun on the internet dictionary increased by 313 percent in the last year.

FBI showed no political bias in Russia probe, Justice Department report says

The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, despite “serious performance failures,” the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Monday. The findings undercut President Trump’s claim that he was the target of a “witch hunt.”

California church shows Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as a separated refugee family

A church in Claremont, Calif., erected a nativity scene in protest of the treatment of migrants and refugees in the United States. The church’s leaders say they hope it will spark conversation about compassion and the tenets of Christian faith.